[Kenai Peninsula x Dire Wolf] Valdís Feb 16, 2016 2:25:28 GMT -5
Post by Valdís on Feb 16, 2016 2:25:28 GMT -5
Years RPing: 8
Other: I will be using the slot from the Ani anniversary thread. (For reference – I will be using the pup slot won in the Hallowe’en competition for Calypso, and then I will be using my third free character for Calypso! I forgot to mention anything in Harpy’s bio, sorry!)
How You Found Us: I live here now
Name: Valdís (‘dead goddess’)
Birthday: 1st April 2012
Species: Dire x Kenai Peninsula
Weight: 200 lbs
Coat Color: Black, white, brown
Eye Color: Blue, brown
Health Issues: N/A
Other Information: Has sectoral heterochromia. Will be purchasing increased size for her at some point in the future.
Mental Stability: Sane/Unstable
History: Valdis’s origin can be traced back to the island of Anikira, when a single pup was born to two rare and ferocious breeds of wolf. The half-Dire, half-Kenai Peninsula female survived against all odds, clinging to life as her littermates perished. The gigantic pair, a Dire mother and Kenai father, were stoic wanderers who passed through this territory and that, never staying long, always adjusting. Her parents taught her then names of each of the gods and goddesses that guided their lives, and instilled courage and strength in her young heart, teaching her how to fight like a true warrior.
Under her parents strict but loving guidance, Valdís was content - for a while at least. At six months old, she witnessed her mother succumb to a deadly disease that rotted away her brain until she had no recollection of her mate, her daughter, or even herself. After her death, Dís's father was never the same, although he remained strong for his daughter. A few months later, it became clear that her father would not last much longer either. His health rapidly began to decline, until eventually he requested that Dís fight with him to the death, so that he could die an honourable death in battle. It was not the glorious death he had hoped, but they both fought with all their might. At the tender age of nine months old, Valdís killed her own father and fled Anikira, with no intention of returning.
On the mainland of Africa, Valdís began her life anew. She travelled for years, restless and searching for some higher purpose. For a while she believed she was destined to be alone, that her gods had abandoned her. She tore through western Africa like a whirlwind; picking fights and challenging alphas, ravaging everything she crossed paths with. One fateful day though, she crossed paths with a wolf named Siggy who changed her profoundly. Convincing Valdís that she was not destined to be alone, the two began travelling together.
During her journey, she met many new faces eager to join her growing family. Some drifted away from her eventually, but others remained steadfast and loyal as they travelled, lawlessly, across the land. The ragtag group all adopted Valdís’s beliefs in gods and goddesses, and of sacrifices, though each to a different degree. Some favoured one deity in particular, some chose to revere them in their entirety, and some barely believed at all. Although her beliefs were sacred and integral to Valdís’s vision of her pack, it came second to the individuals themselves.
The pack thrived. Setting up their homestead by the coast, near to where Dís knew Anikira to be, Aesir reached almost 40 members at its peak. Filled with fearsome warriors, sacred healers, and skilled hunters, Valdís had built herself up from nothing and created what she had always wanted: a family. The pack, though it was more of a community, looked to Valdís’s leadership at all times, and she never once led them astray. They worked together seamlessly, an unstoppable force raiding the territories of rival packs for prisoners, gaining new land to expand their growing numbers, and protecting one another with lives. Valdís even took a mate: a strong, handsome brute named Torvar, by whom she bore two children: Ingrid and Arvid.
Sadly, it was not to last. One night a great fire raged across the land. Living so close to the coast, the pack was trapped, and many perished in the confusion. With a deafening howl, Valdís drew the remainder of her pack to her, and one by one they plummeted over the cliff under her direction. Valdís was the last to leave, struggling to save as many members of her pack as she could from the chaos. She watched as her oldest and dearest friend, Siggy, made one last dash toward her through the fire, watched as she fell in one heart-wrenching moment, and was engulfed by the fire. At the last second, Dís herself plunged off the cliff face and into the icy water, the final survivor of her once great pack. Desperate but still driven to survive, she made the long journey back to her birth place, where she hoped to find the rest of her pack waiting for her. When she arrived on Anikira, dripping and exhausted, there was no signs of her pack anywhere. But that will soon change.
One by one, original members of the pack will arrive on Anikira, and seek out their former alpha to regroup and rebuild the mighty Aesir once more.
Personality: Valdís is an unstoppable force of grit and determination, raised by two fearsome parents in the way of the warrior. At her heart, Valdís is a fighter through and through, constantly pushing herself not just to survive, but to improve and live her life as fully and successfully as she can. Her ambition is unwavering, seeking to build and expand her knowledge and her empire as far as possible. In spite of her somewhat serious demeanour, she has a very dry sense of humour and a barbaric passion for life.
A born leader, Valdís does not suffer fools gladly, but would go to the ends of the earth for her kin and those she trusts. Her dedication to both her ambition and to her closest friends has only strengthened over the years. Despite her tough exterior (and interior) Valdís can be loving when she deems someone worthy, and her self-made family is one of the pillars of her existence and her values. To her, family is about more than blood, it is about community, loyalty, and respect. The idea of ‘glory’ is also important to Val, and it is something she strives for, for both herself and her family.
Valdís is undoubtedly a fierce wolf, whose strength and courage do her great justice. However, she has her weaknesses as all wolves do. Impatience, aggression, and a short-temper are just a few of her flaws. She will not bow to anyone or anything, and at times her pride can be overwhelming. In her youth she was also extremely reckless and impulsive, but in leading a pack she has been forced to become more level-headed in certain situations, though at times her anger still gets the better of her. Her wrath is truly breath-taking, though it is almost always reserved for those who cross her. This goes hand in hand with her unforgiving nature. For Valdís, there are rarely second chances.
Although she is sane for the most part, the aggression and violence that Valdís revels in can sometimes cause some instability. Her lust for blood and power means that she will never truly be completely sane, her bloodthirsty and violent ways hinting at the thin ice which her sanity rests on.